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Plumas District Hospital is going to have new leadership, and how that will be structured will be announced tomorrow.
Hospital board president Bill Wickman made this announcement last Thursday, March 27: “Today the PDH Board of Directors has reached an agreement in principle with CEO Doug Lafferty for early departure as CEO.”
The Plumas County Mental Health Department has between $4.9 million and $14 million in reserve funds, depending on interpretation of the law.
So when Mental Health Director Peter Livingston last week asked the county’s Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) executive committee for more than $62,000 to pay for an additional therapist to work with the jail, it didn’t sit well with some committee members.
Lake Almanor Basin residents can tell you it has literally been decades since the sounds of rock ’n’ roll music have vibrated out from the Chester Memorial Hall.
The music drought came to an end Saturday, March 22, when Plumas Arts offered the community an event dubbed the Cabin Fever Dance Party.
Chief hospital corpsman and Portola native Richard Allen Whitney II, of the United States Navy, visits with President Barack Obama after receiving the Purple Heart for wounds received in action while he was serving in Afghanistan. From left to right: Whitney, his wife Shelly, President Obama and Whitney’s mother April. Photo submitted
Portola High School graduate and Chief Hospital Corpsman Richard Allen Whitney II, of the United States Navy, received the Purple Heart medal for wounds received in action while in Afghanistan.
On Mach 17, President Barack Obama personally presented Whitney with the recognition at Walter Reed National Military Hospital Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Whitney is one of Portola’s own. He attended Portola High School. He played basketball and he worked a Leonard’s. When he graduated in 1996, he began his 18-year career in the Navy just a few days later.
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FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough
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Quincy locals try out some human-powered boats at last year’s Plumas Paddle Fest, presented by the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program of Feather River College....Read More...
Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014
Robert Paulson, of Meadow Valley, holds up the 23-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on April 6. Photo submitted